Intergovernmental Process

Event: First World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

This meeting, hosted by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability with numerous UN partners, will provide a global forum on urban resiliency and adaptation immediately preceding the UN climate talks in Bonn. Partners will share knowledge on: urban risk assessment; socio-economic and institutional dimensions; strategy, policy integration and mainstreaming; urban adaptation planning and practice; costs and financing of urban adaptation; and technologies for adaptation.  

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European Environmental Agency Releases Key Message for 2010 on Climate Change and Biodiversity [viewed]

14jan_10_0711 January 2009: The European Environmental Agency has released the first of "10 messages for 2010," which focuses on climate change and biodiversity.

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AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT DAY DISCUSSES LINKS BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE [viewed]

The Agriculture and Rural Development Day event convened at the University of Copenhagen, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Saturday, 12 December 2009.

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Guest Article #31: Healthy people, healthy planet [viewed]

As we all take stock of the implications of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, one lesson is clear. If we are to maintain and expand public and political support to act on climate change, we need the headlines to be more about what we are aiming to achieve, and less about the process. We need to be clear that this is not just about targets and agreements, economy and costs, but about a better future for humanity.

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Event: Copenhagen and beyond: Three perspectives on agriculture and climate change [viewed]

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), will host a panel discussion on perspectives on the Copenhagen meeting. The panel will be composed of a representative from the US Department of Agriculture, OXFAM and IFPRI.  

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World Agroforestry Centre and ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins Release Policy Briefs on REDD, Agroforestry and African Biocarbon Experience [viewed]

6jan_10_05December 2009: The World Agroforestry Centre and Alternatives to Slash and Burn (ASB) Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins, members of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), launched a series of policy briefs alongside the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December 2009.

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EU Environmental Ministers Take Stock of Copenhagen Outcome [viewed]

logoeupresidency22 December 2009: The EU environmental ministers met as the Environment Council in Brussels, Belgium, on 22 December 2009, to discuss the outcome of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, among other things.

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Oceans Day Promotes Focus on Oceans in Climate Negotiations [viewed]

4jan_10_0614 December 2009: On the sideline of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, the Government of Indonesia, and the European Environment Agency organized a special day to stress the central role of oceans in the Earth's life support system and to address threats faced by coastal communities, especially in developing nations and small island States.

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ILRI Releases Annual Report Focusing on Climate, Livestock and Poverty [viewed]

ilrilogoDecember 2009: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has released its 2008-2009 corporate report highlighting challenges at the interface of climate, livestock and poverty.

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ASB Partnership for Tropical Forest Margins and the World Agroforestry Centre Release Briefs on Emissions from All Land Uses [viewed]

4jan_10_10December 2009: The Alternatives to Slash and Burn (ASB) Partnership for Tropical Forest Margins and the World Agroforestry Centre, members of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), have released two policy briefs on the implications of ambiguous forest definitions for a REDD-plus (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, including conservation, sustainable forest management (SFM) and stock enhancement) mechanism and on the case for moving towards a Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses (REALU) mechanism under the UNFCCC.

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